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If you find yourself short on living space and on a tight budget, don’t worry! There are affordable ways that you can maximize the amount living space in your Salt Lake City home, starting with your garage and outdoor space. Take a look at these five frugal ways to expand your living space.

  1. Head outdoors. The good news: an outdoor room is easy to add and cost effective! If you are in need of more living space and have an empty backyard, you can:
    • Install a premade gazebo in your yard, some of which can be bought for under $2,000.
    • Furnish a space with fade-, mold-, and mildew-resistant outdoor furniture.
    • Add drapes and attractive lighting for a warm and welcoming addition.
  1. Get organized. If your garage or basement is stacked with boxes, you’re sacrificing valuable living space for storage. You should consider calling in a Utah garage builder to help you develop customized garage storage solutions. A Utah garage builder with experience developing storage solutions can work with you to develop customized vertical shelving, helping you maximize space on the floor. And, it’s cost effective with shelves starting under $20 a linear foot!
  1. Add a shed. Again, reevaluate your storage space. Putting up a shed in the backyard is an excellent way to get more storage so you can free up living space in your garage or basement.
  1. Finish an unfinished space. Whether it’s a damp basement or a cold garage, if you have an unfinished space in your home, consider finishing it and turning it into a family room or a rec. room to give your family some more living space. If it’s a garage you’re looking to finish, a Utah garage builder should be able to get the job done!
  1. Build a garage. If you don’t already have a garage, building one is an excellent way to expand your living space. If you are interested in a new garage, get in touch with a Salt Lake City garage builder for a quote. Remember to ask the garage builder for references and ask previous customers about their experiences with the builder.

Before embarking on any project, you will want to do some research to find the builder that can best meet your needs. Bonfire Building in Salt Lake City, Utah offers experience and expertise, and would love to work with you in understanding what kind of project you want to complete.